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May 14, 2021

Latest News

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As...

Doing it right

How do you know you’re doing hummus right? When the international visitors tell you it’s some of the best...

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Discover Ballina

With easy parking and river breezes, Ballina is the perfect combination of convenience and ease as a destination for shopping and services that are not available within the Byron Shire.

Ballina is centred on an island at the mouth of the Richmond River. It is a playground for beach lovers, surfers, boaties, anglers and eco-adventurers. It is also just a hop, skip, and jump, or more to the point a 15-minute drive down the freeway from the Byron Shire.

The Point Bar and Restaurant

1. Absolute Waterfront

With an atmosphere that will take your breath away, The Point Bar and Restaurant on the Richmond River is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days. Conference and wedding packages available.

www.thepointballina.com.au

6618 1188


Ramada Hotel & Suites Ballina Byron

2. Ramada

Stylish riverside accommodation, featuring hotel spa rooms, 1 to 2 bedroom suites or penthouses with outdoor heated pool, gym and conference facilities.

www.ramadaballinabyron.com.au

1800 826 181


Wallace and Co

3. Wallace and Co

Casual and formal clothing for men.

Stylish footwear for men and women.

Wallace and Co since 1895.

www.wallaces.com.au

02 6686 2081


Book Warehouse Ballina

4. Book Warehouse

The Book Warehouse celebrates one year at 165 River Street, Ballina this February.

Drop in for all your reading needs and gift ideas or phone 6686 0917.


Summerland Garden Centre

5. Summerland Garden Centre

Rare and collectable plants as well as popular varieties. The largest range of glazed, terracotta and stone pots in the area.

Friendly staff, offering great service and advice.

www.summerlandgc.com.au


Ballina Beach Village

6. Ballina Beach Village

The perfect weekend getaway – South Ballina’s favourite holiday park! Under new management; refurbished cabins, huge camping sites, pet friendly (with fully enclosed off-lead dog area), and onsite licensed cafe.

www.ballinabeachvillage.com.au


Lighthouse Beach Cafe

7. Lighthouse Beach Cafe

‘A lovely place for an outing with friends and family’ – Trip Advisor

Magical views and great food including GF and vegetarian choices.

Functions and weddings are a speciality.

www.lighthousebeachcafe.com.au

6686 4380


Carpet One

8. Carpet One

Great range, expert advice, professional installation. Residential and commercial. Tough flooring that stands up to the rigours of day-to-day living.

www.carpetone.com.au/ballina

6686 3855


Play Forever Toys

9. Play Forever Toys

A toy store that understands a child’s need for meaningful play.

Offering educational toys and games that encourage joy and learning through play.

Insta: @playforevertoys


Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

10. Ballina Fair – Your Local

Enjoy the convenience of having it all on your doorstep with over fifty-five specialty retailers.

From food to fashion, shop in air-conditioned comfort with easy parking.

www.ballinafair.com.au


Northern Rivers Community Gallery

11. NRCG – Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Connecting artists, makers, and audiences with creative opportunity.

Home to the popular Gallery Cafe.

Penny Bennet artist floor talk Sat Feb 9, 11am.

www.nrcgballina.com.au

6681 6167

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...